A very different set from Gregory Howe – an artist who you might know from jazz recordings as part of the Wide Hive Players, and on other projects for that label as well – stepping out here as a surprisingly compelling singer/songwriter in a whole new mode! Gregory supplied the lyrics ... read moreCD
Humble Pie —
Eat It ... LP A&M, 1973. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
A new taste from Humble Pie – who moved into more of a rock 'n' soul vibe on 1973s Eat It than the more hard rocking previous couple of albums– originally a double LP of studio material on 3 sides a 4th side of live numbers captured at Green's Playhouse in Glasgow. The Clydie King ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Brown label pressing, with booklet inside the gatefold.)
Some of the most hard-hitting work ever recorded by Humble Pie – and that's saying a lot, given the power of the group on other albums! The performance is very unbridled – really open-ended, at a level that showcases not just the mindbending early guitar talents of Peter Frampton ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Humble Pie —
Smokin ... LP A&M, 1972. Very Good- ...
Just Sold Out!
A mix of psychedelic groove and garagey rock from Jarvis Humby! The group mixes ragged Brit r&b with shakey US garage rock – rockin' like it's 1969 with lumbering bass and organ grooves, crunchy guitars, incendiary choruses. The group puts a pretty unique spin and retro styles – ... read moreCD
Rare Hungarian rock from Hungaria – unreleased 1971-74 garagey & proggy in turns, and rawly grooving all the way – it sounds plenty cool to us! The group had a fairly long career on the Hungarian rock scene, and this set features great stuff from their second wave of activity in the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Husker Du's debut for Warner – just barely "bigger" and "more polished" soundwise than their pivotal SST canon – and all these years later stands as tall as one of the more timeless and influential rock albums to appear on a major label in the mid 80s! A couple of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great heartbreaking work from a young Brian Hyland – arrangements by Stan Applebaum, and titles that include "I'm Sorry", "Bye Bye Love", "It Ain't That Way At All", "The Night I Cried", "Let Me Belong To You", and "I'll Never Stop ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A heady brew of early work from Iggy Pop and The Stooges – some bigger classics mixed with rare tracks, all in support of the Jim Jarmusch documentary on the group! Unusual tracks here include "I Got A Right" and "I'm Sick Of You" – both from an early aborted ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the wildest records of the early 70s – and it's still pretty darn hard to argue with the power of this one – even if the meddling of the producers is nearly as legendary as the album itself! There's still such a manic energy to the original release mix – one that clearly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the earliest work you'll ever hear from the young Jim Osterberg – material that features the famous Stooges frontman playing drums, and doing a slight bit of singing! The group sound a fair bit like you might expect from the cover – a tight, sharp, local combo who do a great ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Ikarus on the cover looks like he's already crashing to the ground – but the group itself really soars to the skies – held aloft on a bold wave of fusion and jazzrock – in a style that rivals the best German groups of the time! Instrumentation includes organ, keyboards, reeds ... read moreCD
The Incredible String Band are paired down to the core duo of Mike Heron & Robin Williamson for their third and possibly best album – the truly incredible Hangman's Beautiful Daughter – using the studio as a most impressive adjunct member of the group at this point! This is an ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
A great overview of the Incredible String Band – early material from the group's first three albums on Elektra, all pulled together in a double-length set that's a perfect introduction to their genius! The core talents here are Mike Heron and Robin Williamson – the founders of the ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreCD
An unreleased live performance from Iron Butterfly – one that captures the group at their late 60s height, in front of a very heady crowd at The Fillmore East! The recording quality is great – very clear, and different than the group's studio albums – with maybe even a bit more ... read moreCD
The album that rocked a million dorm rooms back in the 60s – and for good reason, too – given that the title track is a side-long, totally jamming monster – the kind of track that was really revolutionary at the time, and which still has a hell of an impact all these many years ... read moreCD
A great all-girl group from the 70s – and an album that's almost as famous for its nude-painted-silver bodies on the front cover as it is for the grooves on the record! The style here is somewhat in the jazzy rock vein, but with a deeper sense of soul – vocals that could stand well on ... (Soul, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A heck of a great record – and we don't mind saying it! After knocking around in territory that ran from new wave to neo ska, retro swing, and other assorted genres, Joe Jackson really emerged with a strong voice on this 1982 classic. The album's a loving tribute to New York – and is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the fantastic early Capitol albums from the young Wanda Jackson – music cut when she was much more of a rockabilly artist than a country singer – with a raw vibe that maybe set a whole new standard for female work in postwar pop music! Jackson's as bold here as any of her male ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Did power pop ever get any more perfect than this? It's hard to think so – and more than 25 years later, this album's got a raw power that's still undeniable! The album features The Jam at their early best – still with the rougher punky edges firmly in place, but also able to bring in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)
1977 was an important musical year for many folks – but it was especially important for The Jam – as the group not only gave the world their first two records, and did a whole lot of other recording too! All those sounds are collected here – in a beautiful box set that brings ... read moreCD
We're sure you know the group from their mega-hit oldie title cut – a garagey tune with a very catchy hook – but you might also appreciate them for the soulful finish they put on other tracks on this set, clearly inspired by groups on Atlantic, and going for a blue-eyed soul approach ... read moreCD
Surprisingly funky at times – and beautifully produced, too! Titles include "Funk #49", "Woman", "The Bomber", "Closet Queen", "Thanks", "Ashes In The Rain & I", and "Tend My Garden". LP, Vinyl record album
Titles include "Hairy Hypochondriac", "My Door Is Open", "Getting Old", "Looking For My Lady", "Madness", and "Kick Back Man". LP, Vinyl record album
Fool ... CD Brainfeeder, 2016. Used ...
A bright blend of abstract electronics and leftfield jazz from Dutch experimentalist Mitchel Van Dinther, aka Jamezoo – and one more significant reminder that the Brainfeeder label is home to some of the best, most creative modern instrumental music of the past couple decades! After the ... (New Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
One of the strangest records ever made – and a set that, in late 1965, may well put Jan & Dean ahead of The Beatles or Beach Boys for very experimental production! The set features the duo's original, rejected version of the album Filet Of Soul – not the one that was issued on ... read moreCD
A great little album from Tom Jans – an artist mostly known for a few key songs that other folks sing, but a surprisingly well-developed talent on this mid 70s album for Columbia! The album's maybe a bit too rootsy to be AOR, but also has a similar handling overall – very top-shelf ... read moreCD
Mindblowing music – an album of simple structure, but incredible power – and a record that prefaces so many other sounds to come! The set just features the young Bert Jansch on vocals and guitar – years before his presence in Pentangle – but working with such a complex ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Continuing genius from the great Bert Jansch – the singer/songwriter's second album, and one of his most sublime records ever! The album's got an up-close, personal vibe – mostly just Bert's vocals and acoustic guitar, a bit like the earliest albums by Bob Dylan – and like Dylan, ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bert Jansch —
Jack Orion ... LP Transatlantic/Superior Viaduct, 1966. New Copy (reissue)...
A huge leap forward for the mighty Bert Jansch – and a record that's somehow even more amazing than the ones that came before! Bert's maybe even more introspective here, but also on a personal journey that takes him down musical paths that seem broader than before – almost echoing a ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first of the twin Waylon Jennings masterpieces from 1973 – a career-defining year that saw the releases of both Lonesome, On'ry & Mean and Honky Tonk Heroes – 2 of Waylon's greatest albums! Self-produced and focused on the voice and the driving heart of the songs, this is ... read moreCD
Two freaky tracks from Jerusalem – produced by Ian Gillan with a very heavy sound! "Kamakazi Moth" is a full-on frenzy of guitar, bass, and drums – with that kind of pre-metal sound that Gillan and his generation helped create – and "Frustration" is a non-LP ... read more7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 500 copies.)
Jesus & Mary Chain —
Automatic ... LP Warner, 1989. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
... LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram reissue on Plain.)
Jethro Tull —
A ... LP Chrysalis, 1980. Very Good+ ...
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has some ring & edge wear.)
Timeless rock & roll from Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – an indie rock pioneer who simply doesn't get the credit she deserves for shattering the glass ceiling for both women and independent souls in mainstream rock in the early 80s! Includes the hit title track and her cool cover of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album